Blind Irishwoman Sinead Kane has just achieved her second Guinness World Records title after running a staggering 130.50 km (81.09 miles) for 12 hours — around the equivalent of three marathons — on a treadmill at the Clayton Hotel Gym in Ireland. The 35-year-old athlete broke the previous record for the greatest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours (female) by 1.88 km.
According to the Guinness website, Sinead only has 5% vision; it is a form of visual impairment called snow blindness. She was born without irises so her eyes let in too much light which means she sees whiteness rather than darkness. In 2017, Sinead became the first blind female to complete a marathon on each continent, after completing seven marathons on seven continents, within seven days. Sinead said that she wanted to attempt this record to challenge preconceptions about disabilities. (Also read: Eyeing Guinness and Limca Book of Records, Mysore Man Puts 20 Burning Candles in His Mouth)
Sinead Kane with her Guinness World Records certificate
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